Walt Disney Co. named ABC News President Ben Sherwood as co-chairman of its media networks, filling the vacancy created by the planned departure in January of Anne Sweeney.
Anne Sweeney, co-chairman of Walt Disney Co.’s media networks group, will leave in January 2015 to become a television director.
Dish Network Corp. reached a groundbreaking agreement to carry Walt Disney Co. programming, gaining rights to offer Disney, ABC and ESPN shows over the Web in addition to its satellite pay-TV service.
Walt Disney Co. , owner of the ABC network, said it reached an agreement with some affiliate stations to collect a share of the retransmission fees they obtain from pay-TV systems.
Disney Co-Chair Anne Sweeney talks about ABC show renewals and branding. She speaks with Bloomberg's Carol Massar. (Source: Bloomberg)
Walt Disney Co. named Paul Lee president of the ABC Entertainment Group, replacing Steve McPherson , who resigned unexpectedly this week.
Walt Disney Co. Chairman and Chief Executive Robert Iger said Marvel Entertainment’s value “far exceeds” the $4.2 billion paid for the business after its latest film set a box-office record.
Walt Disney Co. ’s ABC signed former CBS News anchor Katie Couric to produce and host an afternoon talk show, filling a void in the schedule created by Oprah Winfrey ’s departure from broadcast TV.
Walt Disney Co. said Chief Executive Officer Robert Iger will take on the added role of chairman next year at the theme-park and entertainment company, part of a plan to appoint a new CEO in 2015.
Walt Disney Co.’s ABC TV network will begin airing Jimmy Kimmel’s late night show at 11:35 p.m. starting in January to vie with NBC’s Jay Leno and David Letterman on CBS.
"There has always been a nagging voice in the back of my head pushing me to step out of the comfort zone of the executive ranks and more directly into the creative arena."
- Anne Sweeney on Mar 11, 2014